training run #1219

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Sunday 29 January, 07:14

1C, cold and frosty. A 16 mile run. The rain from last night had frozen on the roads, paths were frosted and frozen too.  Nearly went base over apex three times at least.  Wrapped up, ate 3 gels and drank 500ml water. There was a brilliant sunrise as I approached Pebley, and by the time I was returning to RV the weather was turning grey.  I felt strong through most of the run and focused on maintaining good form.  Felt slight left knee niggle, so I might skip a run I’ve pencilled in for Monday unless its definitely 100%.

Distance:  25.88km

Time:  2:30:51

Avg HR:  137bpm (seems low)

Avg pace:  5:49 min/km

Calories:  1643

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training run #1202

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Monday 2 January, 8:24

1C, cold, clear skies. A 5 mile run. There were icy puddles and slippery stretches of path today, and a biting-cold northerly wind. I just aimed to do a gentle pace, it was nice and straightforward with a glorious sunrise.

Distance:  8.17km

Time:  47:08

Avg HR:  145bpm

Avg pace:  5:46 min/km

Calories:  523

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Wildlife:  1 squirrel 

training run #1056

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Tuesday 8 March, 06:20

-1C, cold, high cloud cover.  A 7 mile run.  Saw another spectacular red/orange sky as I entered Rother Valley.  Legs felt good and I ran by feel rather than checking Garmin.  Had a lot of bounce and light forefoot running, and it got better on the second lap.  Finished strong, great run.

Distance:  11.56km
Time:  1:04:46 🙂
Avg HR:  145bpm 🙂
Avg pace:  5:36 min/km 🙂
Calories:  839
Wildlife:  4 rabbits
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training run #1055

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Monday 7 March, 06:25

-1C, cold, clear skies. A 7 mile run. Right heel was stiff for first 2km. Felt OK otherwise and enjoyed the cold crisp weather and golden sunrise. Iced over puddles and ice across the path in places. Lovely run.

Distance:  11.57km
Time:  1:06:56
Avg HR:  141bpm
Avg pace:  5:47 min/km
Calories:  788
Wildlife:  3 rabbits
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training run #1048

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Thursday 25 February, 06:28

-1C, cold, clear skies.  Another 7 mile run. The marathon training schedule has been calling for an 8 mile run here and there, and intervals, but with new trainers, heel niggle easing gradually and the overall mileage stepping up I’ve played safe so far. Can insert a few intervals if my heel clears completely, and maybe throw in a midweek 8 miler next week. A straightforward run today, cold and crispy, lovely sunrise, only a few thoughts of work in my head.

Distance:  11.57km
Time:  1:08:53
Avg HR:  142bpm
Avg pace:  5:57 min/km
Calories:  791
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training run #1047

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Wednesday 24 February, 06:22

-3C, clear skies and cold.  A 7 mile run. Wrapped up well and enjoyed the crisp, frozen conditions.  Felt good, no problems.  The sun crept up over the horizon as I exited the park.

Distance:  11.64km
Time: 1:07:27
Avg HR:  139bpm
Avg pace: 5:48 min/km
Calories:  743
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training run #1044

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Friday 19 February, 06:27

-1C, cold, clear skies.  Another 7 mile run.  Felt good so set off at a reasonable pace (for me), strong and bouncy.  Lots of ice and frozen puddles throughout.  Finished 3.5 minutes faster than the other runs this week, making it more like a Marathon Pacing Session. Hope I’ve left enough energy to do the long weekend run tomorrow, instead of on Sunday.

Distance:  11.67km
Time:  1:04:56
Avg HR:  151bpm
Avg pace:  5:34 min/km
Calories:  839
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